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Sport Teofimo Lopez upsets Lomachenko to become undisputed lightweight champ

08:50  18 october  2020
08:50  18 october  2020 Source:   thescore.com

Lomachenko, Lopez to give boxing fans a gift: free fight

  Lomachenko, Lopez to give boxing fans a gift: free fight LAS VEGAS (AP) — In ordinary times, Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez would be the fight of the fall, a lightweight title match about as compelling as it gets in the boxing world these days. And in ordinary times people would have to cough up hundreds of dollars to sit at ringside or $74.99 to watch it on pay-per-view. “It would probably be a big pay-per-view with 20,000 in the stands," promoter Bob Arum said. “But the coronavirus has upset a lot of business and people are dying. We’ve got to be thankful for what we have."Boxing fans should be thankful, too. They’re getting a quality fight — and they’re getting it for free.

slug: teofimo - lopez -jr- upsets -vasiliy- lomachenko - to -claim- undisputed - lightweight -crown-in-masterful-performance | sport pound-for-pound ranked Vasily Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KOs) to score an upset victory by unanimous decision on Saturday to unify all four lightweight titles inside the

Undefeated lightweight Teofimo Lopez says that the boxing community will be stunned when he beats the Lopez has been near flawless since he transitioned from a sensational amateur career to the "They’re gonna try to downsize the fact that, you know, at 23, I’m going to become undisputed world

Teofimo Lopez shocked the world on Saturday night, defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko by unanimous decision to become undisputed lightweight champion.

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The judge's scorecards read 116-112, 119-109, 117-111 in favor of Lopez.

The 23-year-old Lopez used early-round dominance and a heroic effort in the 12th to stymie Lomachenko, who entered the fight as a heavy favorite.

Lomachenko said he believed he won the fight and disagreed with the scoring decision during a post-bout interview, according to boxing insider Dan Rafael.

Lopez moved to 16-0 with his victory over Lomachenko, who entered the fight considered as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

Lomachenko's professional record drops to 14-2, which doesn't account for his dominant amateur career.

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Video: Ak, Barak: Will Teofimo Lopez fight Devin Haney or Ryan Garcia? .
Everyone seems to speculating about who Teofimo Lopez Jr. will fight next after his sensational victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko on Saturday in Las Vegas. If he stays at 135 pounds -- as opposed to moving up to 140 -- two intriguing potential opponents are eager…If he stays at 135 pounds — as opposed to moving up to 140 — two intriguing potential opponents are eager to fight him, rising young stars Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia.

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